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Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of August 31 to September 4, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our... Read more »

Weekly Refresh: Latest MBA Essay Questions, Analyzed – Plus Deadlines & Rec Forms

Welcome to Weekly Refresh, a roundup of admissions advice and updates on the Clear Admit site. In this edition, we’re catching up with essay tips, deadlines, and recommendation questions from the week of August 17-21, 2020. Essay Tips Drafting your application essays? See the latest of our experts’ advice in... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

I was interviewed by Elaine. Very similar experience as what has been reported here. She was very nice, and the interview was casual and straightforward. The questions she asked me took about 15 min, then I filled up the remaining time with questions to ask her. I would prepare 5... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 5 / Adcom / Skype

As others have already written, the interview was very laid-back and casual. Elaine was very kind and started with some small talk, which put me at ease. The questions were exactly as others have already posted, very straight-forward: resume walk-through, why MBA, why Marshall, what are you most proud of?,... Read more »

MBA Students Host Virtual Game Show to Raise Funds for Doctors Without Borders

Let’s get ready to… fundraaaaaaaise!  The MBA Battle Royale, a virtual game show featuring students from leading business schools, will raise funds for Doctors Without Borders this Saturday, May 16th at 8 p.m. EST.  Tickets are on sale now for $12, $25, $50 or however much more you’d like to... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, May 11-15, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Final Rounds are Underway, Decisions Roll Out!  Rounds 1 and 2 are now behind us. Round 3 is near completion. The decision dates listed are up... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Decisions & Deadlines, March 30-April 3, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Decisions Roll out Among Late Round Deadlines  Round 1 is now behind us; Round 2 is now fully underway, with several decision deadlines this week. Round... Read more »

U.S. News 2021 Business School Rankings Insights: HBS Sinks While Others Float On

The U.S. News & World Report Best Business Schools rankings are out and there are a few surprises, especially within the top 10.  For those of you who have yet to see our announcement of the ranking, the top 25 schools in this year’s edition (with last year’s rankings included for... Read more »

Stanford & Wharton Share the Throne of Best Business School in U.S. News 2021 Rankings

While Wharton held the #1 spot of the Best Business Schools list from U.S. News & World Report last year, it is now joined by Stanford GSB at the top of the 2021 rankings. Northwestern Kellogg shot up three spaces to join Chicago Booth at #3.  Then, MIT Sloan rounds... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Interview Invitations & Round 3, February 24-28, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 2 Rolls Through Interview Season, While Round 3 Kicks Off Round 2 is now fully underway with interview invites rolling out for many top MBA... Read more »

USC Marshall Interview Questions & Report: Round 2 / Adcom / On-Campus

Interviewer: Elaine Padilla Questions: 1. Tell me about your undergrad (I think this was just the ice breaker, because we then chatted about the state I live in) 2. Why did you choose your undergrad major? 3. Walk me through your resume 4. (She was referring to the ECs on... Read more »

Episode 80: Wire Taps—Choosing CMU Tepper, USC or UT McCombs with Scholarships

Tune into another podcast episode of Wire Taps, in which Clear Admit’s admissions experts offer advice on the MBA application and decision-making processes.  Graham Richmond and Alex Brown review profiles of prospective MBA applicants as well as an admitted candidate. This week, they dig into three entries from MBA ApplyWire... Read more »

Georgetown McDonough & USC Marshall Extend Round 2 MBA Deadlines

Two leading MBA programs have quietly extended their Round 2 admissions deadlines in the past several days.  In emails to applicants who had begun (but not submitted) applications or who had previously expressed interest in the MBA program, both USC and Georgetown offered additional days for applicants to submit–albeit in... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, January 6-10, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! It’s All About Getting Ready for the January Rounds!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, Round 2 is now underway with many application... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Decisions, December 30, 2019-January 3, 2020

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! It’s All About Getting Ready for the January Rounds!  Round 1 is now behind us for most programs, and Round 2 is just around the corner.... Read more »

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